News Winter 2013
Seasons Greetings! You’re probably in the middle of all sorts of Christmas plans – presents, parties, shows. Perhaps you’re looking for inspiration, or already wondering what to set as your New Year Resolutions. Perhaps I can help!
I’m constantly thinking of ways in which I can enourage more people to sing, the benefits have been very much in the spotlight recently, especially with The Big Sing, Gareth Malone’s fantastic work on the BBC, and the emergence of many wonderful community singing groups,(& pop choirs and rock choirs) which are giving more and more people the opportunity to sing together. So below are just some of the things I have presently running and starting in the New Year. Have a read and see if any of them tickle your fancy.
If you’re looking to hear some Christmas Music, then the newly formed Portico Singers (see Yoga and Singing group below for more info on the singers) will be performing on the steps of St Lukes (West Norwood) on the 7th December at 6pm, as will other local groups to celebrate the switching on of the Christmas Lights. It’s small business Saturday too, so a big event all round.
5 Week beginners singing course
Cover the basics of singing in 5 weeks, can be taken at any point. What you will receive - 5 x 45 minute lessons, exercises to practise at home, literature ongoing support. This is designed for people who are singing regularly, but have never had lessons before. Can be taken individually or as a group. Cost - £90 Concessions available or pre-paid, early bird booking discount %15 off if booked before 15th December.
The perfect present for loved ones. These come with a card and no expiry date. The amount of lessons you book is entirely up to you, but I would advise on a minimum of 3 to consolidate the work we do together. If booked before 15th December receive a 15% discount.
Singing Workshops in Crystal Palace & West Norwood – Christmas Workshop 14th December West Norwood 11-1330
This is a space for singers to bring whatever they'd like to work on. There will also be group work for posture, breathing and how to get the most out of your voice. At the moment I have capacity for 4 - 6 people per workshop. Workshops will last 2 and a half hours, include refreshments and cost £20.00 per person.
Drop in Clinic for Choral Singers to run for 4 weeks in East Dulwich January 8th - 29th
I will again have some spaces on a Wednesday evening which I'd like to offer to Choral singers who want to top up their knowledge and skills. We can work on Breathing, Diction, Support, or anything you'd like to improve. Again, simply text me on the day to book in with preferred time. 40 minute slots £15.00 each. Book all 4 and receive a %10 discount
Yoga and Singing - a happy union! Portico Gallery, 23a Knights Hill, West Norwood SE27 OHS
Every Wednesday morning at 1030, gently explore posture and breathing with Felix till 1130, have some delicious chai and home made biscuits. Then open up your voices by singing with Abigail till 1300. Refreshments provided, everyone welcome as this is a class for all levels of ability. The aim of the class is to involve everyone and grow as a group together. You can come to both, or each session individually - it's up to you. Expect to feel uplifted and have fun. £5 (£4 concessions)
Next term starts on the 8th January – new members always welcome. Drop in or come every week!
Workshops/Make your own Groups
I have a number of Workshops to suit different requirements. From Breathwork to Group Singing. For more information, please write with your group's needs, numbers and possible location and we can take it from there. These can be for friends or colleages and are a great way to share the cost of singing lessons
Away Day Afternoons
If you're looking for a way to improve teamwork, then group singing is a fun way to work in harmony together. A 3 hour workshop of breathing, voice coaching, teambuilding exercises, and group work producing 3 songs to perform to colleages
(optional!). Materials provided, quote available on request, location – up to you.